October 20th: What is special about this date?

October 20th marks the 293rd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 294th in case of leap years). There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on October 20th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to October 20th and what happened on October 20th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about October 20th.


October 20th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On October 20th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Tom Petty
    Tom Petty (1950)

    Tom petty was an american musician known for being the lead vocalist of tom petty and the heartbreakers, and for hits like 'free fallin' and...

  • Snoop Dogg
    Snoop Dogg (1971)

    American rapper, the embodiment aeur(tm),90s gangster rap.

  • Takayuki Yamada
    Takayuki Yamada (1983)

    Takayuki yamada is a japanese actor and singer known for his roles in popular japanese films and television series.

  • Viggo Mortensen
    Viggo Mortensen (1958)

    American actor.

  • John Krasinski
    John Krasinski (1979)

    American screenwriter, actor, and director.

  • Dannii Minogue
    Dannii Minogue (1971)

    Danii minogue is an australian singer-actor, younger sister to kylie minogue, and ex-partner of actor julian mcmahon.

  • Richard Loncraine
    Richard Loncraine (1946)

    English screenwriter and director.

  • Thomas Newman
    Thomas Newman (1955)

    Actor/composer (cape fear) dies at 60 from a heart attack.

  • Nargis Fakhri
    Nargis Fakhri (1979)

    Nargis fakhri is a model and actress known for her work in bollywood films such as rockstar and main tera hero.

  • Roger Hanin
    Roger Hanin (1925)

    French actor and film director.

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October 20th: who died on this date?

On October 20th the following celebrities died:

  • Burt Lancaster
    Burt Lancaster (1994)

    Actor elmer gantry dies at 80 from a heart attack.

  • Joel McCrea
    Joel McCrea (1990)

    American actor, with over 100 films, who began his career as a horse-wrangler in westerns.

  • Jack Elam
    Jack Elam (2003)

    American actor in films such as "the sundowners," kismet, and gunfight at the o.k.

  • Jane Wyatt
    Jane Wyatt (2006)

    American singer and actress (d. 2006).

  • Anthony Quayle
    Anthony Quayle (1989)

    England, united kingdom -- actor.

  • Michael Massee
    Michael Massee (2016)

    American actor (b. 1952)[55].

  • Eberhard Feik
    Eberhard Feik (1994)

    German actor (tatort) dies at 50.

  • Basil Radford
    Basil Radford (1952)

    Actor (whisky galore dead of night), is killed at 55.

  • Junko Tabei (2016)

    Japanese female mountaineer is the first to climb mount everest.

  • Lynard Skynard (1977)

    Lead vocalist of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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October 20th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On October 20th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Libra according to the Western Zodiac.

Libra zodiac sign

October 20th: what is special about the Libra sign?

The Libra sign encompasses people born between September 23rd and October 22nd.

You can discover Libra's personality traits and attitude and Libra's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Libra born in October discover why October born are so special.


October 20th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on October 20th in history:

  • Oct 20, 1903: US wins disputed boundary between the District of Alaska and Canada.
  • Oct 20, 1926: Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600
  • Oct 20, 1929: Bayshore Highway opens
  • Oct 20, 1931: Frankie Frisch of the Cards named MVP
  • Oct 20, 1939: All the Things You Are recorded by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  • Oct 20, 1954: Peter Pan opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances
  • Oct 20, 1971: West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 20, 1974: 1st broadcast of Derrick on ZDF
  • Oct 20, 1979: Bob Dylan appears on SNL
  • Oct 20, 2003: Jean Chretien, Canadian Prime Minister, indicates that Vladimir Putin indicated during an informal meeting that he was open to signing the Kyoto Protocol. Russia must sign the protocol in order for it to become law.
  • Oct 20, 2005: Ontario will be the first Canadian province that extends daylight saving time in an effort to keep pace with the United States, its largest trading partner.
  • Oct 20, 2009: European astronomers discover 32 exoplanets.

What day of the year is October 20th?

October 20th marks the 293rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 294th in case of leap years).

There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year.

October 20th is the 20th day of the month of October.